Weekly: Voters Say, 'Focus on Jobs!'

Free Enterprise Weekly

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Voters Say, 'Focus on Jobs!'
By Tom Donohue, President and CEO

Read more. The American people have spoken loud and clear. They want their newly elected Congress to focus on job creation and economic growth. Voters rejected increased government spending, higher taxes, a government takeover of health care, and the burdensome regulations that have delayed our recovery and have caused crippling uncertainty for businesses. This election confirms that America is still a free enterprise nation. Read and respond.

Economic Indicators
September disposable income: Up- 0.3%       September personal spending: Up0.1%
3Q nonfarm business productivity: Up1.9%       October nonfarm payroll employment: Up151,000

Capital Roundup
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U.S. Chamber Reflects on Elections, Looks Ahead
The U.S. Chamber's focus on a pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda during the heated 2010 midterm elections resonated with American voters and resulted in a wave of pro-business, Chamber-endorsed candidates being elected to the next Congress.
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Voters Urge Congress to Rein in Organized Labor, Lawsuit Abuse
Voters in last week's midterm elections want the next Congress to advance legal reform and rein in organized labor, according to survey data released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read more.
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An Opening to Boost U.S. Exports?
In a sign that relations between the White House and the business community may be thawing, President Obama has embarked on a nine-day trip to Asia with the purpose of opening foreign markets to American business. Read more.
Quick Poll
Your voice counts. Respond to the following four questions and receive instant results. Take the poll.
  1. Has the sluggish economy impacted your pricing?
  2. What, if any, changes have you made to your employees' health benefits in 2011?
  3. What are your expectations for the new Congress?
  4. Compared to last year, how do you think your sales will fare this holiday season?

Video of the Week
From the Magazine

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Quote of the Week

“Let's hope that the newly-elected conservatives in the House will be a proactive group that accomplishes something meaningful.”

-- Sean Gibbons, Hunt Valley, MD

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